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Shared memories of Teesside University graduations

20 July 2023


A family tradition in the engineering industry continues as Teesside University graduate Danya Al-Hindawi follows in her father's footsteps.

Anas, Ibrahim and Danya Al-Hindawi
Anas, Ibrahim and Danya Al-Hindawi

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering graduate Danya was joined at her academic awards ceremony by her family, including her father Ibrahim, who is also a Teesside University graduate, and her brother Anas, who has just completed his first year of engineering studies.

Danya said: “I have really enjoyed the degree, it’s been amazing. I was always brought up with the belief that engineering is an inclusive field for everyone.

“It’s the end of a chapter, but the beginning of a new world for me,” added Danya, who plans to continue her studies at the PhD level, focusing on the engineering field, with the goal of pursuing a career in renewable energy resources.

Ibrahim, who graduated from the BEng (Hons) Instrumentation & Control Engineering in 1996, now holds the position of President at mCloud MENA, a software company that utilizes data and AI to revolutionize global energy asset management.

It’s the end of a chapter, but the beginning of a new world for me

Danya Al-Hindawi

Ibrahim said: “I was delighted to witness Danya's graduation with a first-class degree and academic prizes. I also enjoyed visiting the campus again, seeing its transformation, and reconnecting with the engineering faculty members I studied alongside during my own degree.

“As an ambassador for Teesside University, I proudly recommended the institution to Danya and Anas.”

Anas, who has completed the first year of the BEng (Hons) Instrumentation & Control Engineering, shared his enthusiasm for following his father's path in studying engineering and expressed his happiness in studying at the same university.

Danya's mother, Hiba, and her younger siblings Linda, Omar, and Ahmed also joined in celebrating her graduation. Linda plans to pursue engineering studies next year, adding to the family's engineering legacy.

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